Vêsó‘s latest photographic session happened last Saturday. We met in front of Restaurant Costa de Sol at the very end of Avenida da Marginal at 04h45 in the morning (yes, you read it right!). We then drove to Bairro dos Pescadores where a lot of fishermen work and where their fish is sold on the … More Vêsó at Bairro dos Pescadores
Another great photography session with VêSó last weekend. A little bit more remote part of town this time around: Chamanculo. It is quite a big district of Maputo, divided between Chamanculo A, B, C and D. Compared to our first walk which was about 2-hour long, this one took over 3 hours. We were very lucky to … More Second VêSó session: Chamanculo
VêSó is a non-profit making organisation that wishes to gather a collection of images in order to create a digital bank of datas and archived pictures to keep a trace of how a city/country/neighbourhood looked like at a given period of time. The idea started in Angola and has now been launched in Mozambique by a very … More My first VêSó outing
There are so many talents in Mozambique. Here are some of them… Enjoy. GranMah The Mute Band Azagaia 340mil Stewart Sukuma Deltino Guerreiro Açucar Castanho Experiment A massive thank you to Alex who took the time to explain to me how to make this happen (embed videos, people! – yes, I am that computer-savvy!!)
When you have a look at the map of Maputo, you immediately notice that the central area of the city corresponds to a planned structure made of square blocks and wide avenues. This part of the city was the former Cidade de Cimento, that is to say the part of town that was made of concrete, … More Mafalala
Put the fishing net in the water. Wait. Pull out of the sea. Count the fish. Share. Repeat.
When you arrive in Maputo, everyone tells you about Macaneta. It is difficult to imagine the place until you go and see for yourself. Macaneta is on a very long and narrow peninsula separated from the mainland by the Komati River (also called Incomati River). You reach the spot where you will be able to … More The closest beach to Maputo (if you don’t get lost!)
A great option to get away from Maputo for a day or 2 is to hop on a ferry that you very easily get to at the end of Avenida 10 de Novembro on the south side of Maputo Bay. Depending on the number of people queuing before you, you will have to wait from … More One ferry away: Catembe
Oh. My. Goodness. What a find. I know I will have an amazing time in Maputo now that I know this place exists. No kidding. It is one of my kids’ favourite things to do, namely going on merry-go-rounds, but, and that’s the clever twist, surrounded by bars and restaurants for grown-ups to enjoy, the whole … More Feira Popular!
Last weekend was a long weekend here. September 7 is an important national holiday in Mozambique to commemorate the signing of the agreement which ended the Mozambican War of Independence. The agreement was signed between Portugal and Mozambique in 1974, with independence granted in 1975. We had to stay in town so we decided to go and … More At the train station in Maputo